House Held Up by Trees
House Held Up by Trees
Written by Ted Kooser
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN-10: 0763651079
ISBN-13: 9780763651077
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House Held Up by Trees

author: Ted Kooser
illustrator: Jon Klassen

When the house was new, not a single tree remained on its perfect lawn to give shade from the sun. The children in the house trailed the scent of wild trees to neighboring lots, where thick bushes offered up secret places to play. When the children grew up and moved away, their father, alone in the house, continued his battle against blowing seeds, plucking out sprouting trees. Until one day the father, too, moved away, and as the empty house began its decline, the trees began their approach. At once wistful and exhilarating, this lovely, lyrical story evokes the inexorable passage of time - and the awe-inspiring power of nature to lift us up.

From Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Ted Kooser and rising talent Jon Klassen comes a poignant tale of loss, change, and nature's quiet triumph.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$16.99 / $19.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763651079 / 9780763651077
on sale date:
03/2012
type/format:
Picture book / Hard Cover
age range:
4 yrs - 10 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 10 5/8" x 9 1/16"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 5
 
author’s comments:
Ted Kooser, the United States Poet Laureate from 2004 to 2006, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his book of poems Delights & Shadows. He is the author of twelve full-length volumes of poetry and several books of nonfiction, and his work has appeared in many periodicals. Bag in the Wind, illustrated by Barry Root, was his first picture book. Ted Kooser lives in Garland, Nebraska.
illustrator’s comments:
Jon Klassen is the author-illustrator of I Want My Hat Back. The first picture book he illustrated, Cats' Night Out by Caroline Stutson, won the Governor General's Award for illustration in his native Canada. Jon Klassen now lives in Los Angeles.
 
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